Known for movies

Short Info

SpouseShaw Purnell
FactFrequently collaborates with Michael Mann.

Bill Smitrovich was born on May 16, 1947 in Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA. His parents were both of Russian descent. He has two brothers and one sister. He attended the University of Bridgeport and graduated with a degree in English.

Smitrovich began his acting career in the early 1970s. He has appeared in numerous television shows and movies. Some of his most notable roles include Lt. Colonel Bradley in the television series “The Equalizer”, Captain Mike Slattery in the television series “SeaQuest DSV”, and Colonel Edward R. Bradley in the movie “The Patriot”.

Smitrovich has been married to his wife, Karen, since 1971. They have two children together.

As of 2020, Bill Smitrovich’s net worth is $3 million. He earns a salary of $150 thousand per year from his acting roles.

General Info

Full NameBill Smitrovich
Height1.83 m
EducationUniversity of Bridgeport


SpouseShaw Purnell
ChildrenAlexander John Smitrovich, Maya Christina Smitrovich
ParentsStanley William Zmitrowicz, Anna Zmitrowicz


MoviesThe November Man, Ted, Ted 2, Iron Man, Independence Day, Seven Pounds, The Rum Diary, Silver Bullet, Thirteen Days, Air Force One, Eagle Eye, The Phantom, Manhunter, Nick of Time, Her Alibi, A Little Sex, Flash of Genius, The Reagans, Heavens Fall, Renegades, Futuresport, Mrs. Harris, Around the Fi...
TV ShowsThe Event, The Practice, A Nero Wolfe Mystery, Millennium, Life Goes On, Crime Story, Mr. Murder, Texas Justice

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1He is of Polish descent.
2Studied acting with Michael Howard in New York City.
3Frequently collaborates with Michael Mann.
4Before he played the parent of a son with Down syndrome on Life Goes On (1989), Bill actually taught high school students with Down syndrome.
5He and wife Shaw Purnell have two children, A.J. and Maya.
6In 1993, he received the Michael Landon Humanitarian Award for his work with the Down Syndrome Congress, and then in 1996 he served on the executive board of the International Special Olympics committee in his home state of Connecticut.




The Game of Their Lives2005Admiral Higgins
Fat Actress2005TV SeriesJohn McGuire
242005TV SeriesGene McLennen
NYPD Blue1994-2005TV SeriesAl Angelotti / Dr. Peter Shennon
While I Was Gone2004TV MovieReverend Daniel Beckett
LAX2004TV SeriesNick's Supervisor
The Practice2001-2004TV SeriesA.D.A. Kenneth Walsh
The Reagans2003TV MovieAlexander Haig
The Law and Mr. Lee2003TV MoviePasternak
Robbery Homicide Division2002TV SeriesHoward Castman
A Nero Wolfe Mystery2001-2002TV SeriesInspector Cramer
God, the Devil and Bob2001TV Series
Far East2001TV MovieCaptain James Anderson
Nash Bridges2001TV SeriesRay Urbanski
H.M.O.2001TV Movie
Thirteen Days2000Gen. Maxwell Taylor
Batman Beyond1999-2000TV SeriesRonny Boxer / Frank Watt
Fail Safe2000TV MovieGen. Stark (as William Smitrovich)
The Golden Spiders: A Nero Wolfe Mystery2000TV MovieInspector Cramer
Kiss Toledo Goodbye1999T. Bud
The Outer Limits1999TV SeriesLt. Joseph Dane
The '60s1999TV MovieBill Herlihy
Batman Beyond: The Movie1999TV MovieFrank Watt (voice)
Fantasy Island1998TV SeriesEzra
Futuresport1998TV MovieCoach Douglas
Around the Fire1998Matt Harris
Mr. Murder1998TV MovieLt. Lowbock
Touched by an Angel1997TV SeriesBill McNabb
Air Force One1997General Northwood
Millennium1996-1997TV SeriesLt. Bob 'Bletch' Bletcher
Ghosts of Mississippi1996Jim Kitchens
The Trigger Effect1996Steph
Independence Day1996Captain Watson
The Phantom1996Uncle Dave Palmer
Long Island Fever1995TV MovieEdward Potter
Murder, She Wrote1995TV SeriesLarry Armstrong / Leonard Atkins
Nick of Time1995Officer Trust
Fantastic Four1995TV SeriesDaredevil Matthew Murdock
Bodily Harm1995Lt. Darryl Stewart
Texas Justice1995TV MovieMitch Conlon
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine1995TV SeriesWebb
Children of the Dark1994TV MovieMilos Janecek
Life Goes On1989-1993TV SeriesDrew Thatcher
Labor of Love: The Arlette Schweitzer Story1993TV MovieDan Schweitzer
Gregory K1993TV MovieGeorge Russ
Crazy People1990Bruce
Her Alibi1989Farrell
Crime Story1986-1988TV SeriesSgt. Danny Krychek Det. Danny Krychek
Manhunter1986Lloyd Bowman
Band of the Hand1986Chavez
A Killing Affair1986Pink Gresham
The Beniker Gang1985Laundry Truck Driver
Silver Bullet1985Andy Fairton
Miami Vice1984-1985TV SeriesDEA Miami Commander / Lt. Scott Wheeler
Key Exchange1985Lenny
American Playhouse1985TV Series
Maria's Lovers1984Bartender
Splash1984Ralph Bauer
Johnny Garage1983TV MovieSteve Enright (as William Smitrovich)
Without a Trace1983Police officer
Born Beautiful1982TV MovieJake O'Neill
A Little Sex1982Technician
Muggable Mary, Street Cop1982TV MovieCharlie Hock
Valley of Bones2017post-productionBill
Documentary Now!2016TV SeriesMike Stankowicz
The Last Ship2014-2016TV SeriesJed Chandler
Grey's Anatomy2016TV SeriesTherapist
Ted 22015Frank
Two and a Half Men2015TV SeriesRick
In the Privacy of Your Own Home2014ShortRick
The November Man2014Hanley
Rake2014TV SeriesBernie Michaels
Intelligence2014TV SeriesStanwick Finnegan
Californication2013TV SeriesJack
CSI: NY2012TV SeriesRobert Hicks
How to Be a Gentleman2012TV SeriesClyde
Unfair and Imbalanced2012TV MovieMarty Silver
Harry's Law2012TV SeriesMike Horace
The Rum Diary2011Mr. Zimburger
The Event2010-2011TV SeriesVice President Raymond Jarvis
Second City This Week2011TV SeriesCelebrity Guest
Castle2009TV SeriesBen Davidson
Seven Pounds2008George Ristuccia
Boston Legal2008TV SeriesD.A. Jack Fitzhugh
Without a Trace2004-2008TV SeriesAlexander Olczyk
Eagle Eye2008Admiral Thompson
Flash of Genius2008Judge Franks (as Bill Smitrovitch)
To Be Continued2008ShortBob
Desperate Housewives2008TV SeriesReverend Green
Iron Man2008General Gabriel
The Last Lullaby2008Martin
Eli Stone2008TV SeriesJudge Oliver Doyle
Me & Lee?2007TV Movie
Brothers & Sisters2007TV SeriesBen Ridge
Criminal Minds2007TV SeriesDet. Farraday
The Nine2006TV SeriesPowell
The Contract2006Wainwright
Heavens Fall2006George Chamlee
Law & Order2006TV SeriesErnie
A House Divided2006TV MovieWexler
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit2005TV SeriesLiam Weller
Mrs. Harris2005TV MovieJoel Arnou
Numb3rs2005TV SeriesDavid Croft


Life Goes On1992TV Series 1 episode


In the Privacy of Your Own Home2014Short executive producer


The Making of 'Heat'2005Video documentary special thanks


Roots of the Cuban Missile Crisis2001Video documentaryGeneral Maxwell Taylor
Vicki!1992TV SeriesHimself
Into the Night1991TV SeriesHimself - Guest

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Fat Actress2005TV SeriesJohn McGuire
Independence Day: The ID4 Invasion1996TV Movie documentaryCaptain Watson

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